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Bones

(1999)
(The seventh book in the Irene Kelly series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Edgar Awards Best Novel
For all who like Thomas Harris:

Hannibal Lechter clone Nick Parrish is the hideous "star" of Burke's latest Irene Kelly mystery. Parrish, arrested for the torture-murder of Julia Sayre, promises to show the cops where he's buried Julia's body in the mountains above Las Piernas. Journalist Kelly has followed the Sayre case since it began, and the police grudingly allow her to come along the gruesome trip to Julia's grave. True to his word, Parrish leads the group to the decomposing body, then offers to show them the graves of other victims he claims he's killed. But Parrish has boobytrapped the graves, and once the bomb goes off, he escapes in the ensuing confusion. A heart-stopping chase through the mountains, with Irene as Parrish's intended victim, would provide a fitting climax for the story, but Burke has more suspense in store. Irene is rescued, but Parrish is still loose, and over the following months he stalks Irene relentlessly. Gruesome "gifts" and a campaign of physical and psychological terror would turn most folks into basket cases, but Parrish's tricks only make Irene more determined to track him down. Burke's latest is very impressive - deviously plotted, cleverly crafted, full of screw-tightening suspense. This may be the book to take Burke to the top tier of literary and popular suspense in the genre.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Used availability for Jan Burke's Bones


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Hardback Editions

February 2001 : USA Turtleback
Title: Bones (Signet Classics)
Author(s): Jan Burke
ISBN: 0-606-20575-6 / 978-0-606-20575-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2001 : USA Library Binding
Title: Bones
Author(s): Jan Burke
ISBN: 1-4177-3887-1 / 978-1-4177-3887-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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October 2000 : UK Hardback
Title: Bones
Author(s): Jan Burke
ISBN: 0-7090-6755-0 / 978-0-7090-6755-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

May 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: Bones: An Irene Kelly Mystery
Author(s): Jan Burke
ISBN: 0-684-85551-8 / 978-0-684-85551-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Bones: An Irene Kelly Mystery (Irene Kelly Mysteries)
Author(s): Jan Burke
ISBN: 1-4516-7917-3 / 978-1-4516-7917-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Bones: An Irene Kelly Mystery (Irene Kelly Mysteries)
Author(s): Jan Burke
ISBN: 1-4165-9608-9 / 978-1-4165-9608-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Star
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2001 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Bones
Author(s): Jan Burke
ISBN: 0-451-20247-3 / 978-0-451-20247-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: Bones: An Irene Kelly Mystery
Author(s): Jan Burke
ISBN: 1-56895-940-0 / 978-1-56895-940-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

April 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Bones: An Irene Kelly Mystery (Irene Kelly Mysteries Book 7)
Author(s): Jan Burke
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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